WW II Airplane Junk Yard (Point Loma, CA — 200-240 fsw)

WW II Airplane Junk Yard (Point Loma, CA — 200-240 fsw)

Background During my ill-fated trip to Bikini Atoll, we ended up diving quite a few WW II airplanes that had been dumped near Kwajalein Atoll. Tyler and I had seen some ROV footage of something similar off Point Loma and we decided to charter the Marissa with Lora and Chris to investigate and perform a [...]

Lora’s Point Loma Whalefall (Point Loma — 180 fsw)

Lora’s Point Loma Whalefall (Point Loma — 180 fsw)

Background I was out diving with Ben Lair on the Marissa with Lora & Chris yesterday. We had two days of diving planned and we were diving mainly new targets based on some findings and data from Tyler Stalter. On Monday, we dove a helicopter (more on that later) and yet another new "abandoned" airplane [...]

Using 3D photogrammetry models to identify wrecks

Using 3D photogrammetry models to identify wrecks

Tyler recently "re-identified" the Corsair that we dove last October. While we cannot be 100% sure, we are pretty sure based on accident reports that the original team mis-identified it (newer accident reports were released in 2012). In the search for more clues, Tyler started reviewing the photos I had taken. The "version" of the [...]

Sub Tower Photogrammetry Model & Videos (Catalina — 205 fsw)

Sub Tower Photogrammetry Model & Videos (Catalina — 205 fsw)

I published the story and photos for the "Sub Tower" dive a little over a week ago. Docking ring on the sub tower I just published two GoPro videos of the dive along with a photogrammetry model of the docking station portion of the structure: Sketchfab Photogrammetry Model: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/beaver-iv-sumbersible-test-tower-5b88a7b8ce8f42418039ddc3e5bb0b62 Sub Tower Photogrammetry Model Vimeo GoPro [...]

Piper Cherokee Photogrammetry Model (130 feet, Catalina Island)

Piper Cherokee Photogrammetry Model (130 feet, Catalina Island)

My primary goal when diving the Piper off Catalina was to practice my photogrammetry skills and have another project to explore some of the features and functionality of the Metashape software. I took a LOT of photos knowing that I would have overlap but I also didn't want to miss any key angles. This was [...]